14 "Grown Ups" Quotes That Describe College

14 'Grown Ups' Quotes That Accurately Describe How Life In College Works

"I wanna get chocolate wasted!"


Ah, "Grown Ups." What a fantastic movie with a fantastic cast. As I recently rewatched the comedy, I realized just how many times something was said that made me, a college student, say "same." 14 times to be exact.

1. When life gets rough

Just give me some chocolate ice cream and I'll be fine.

2. When there's free food being offered at an event

Free food? Okay, I'll come.

3. When everyone is trying to tone their "spring break body," but you didn't jump on the band wagon

I mean, we've established that we like food so...

4. When one of your teachers is a savage

Because most of them are...

5. Honestly when anything happens

Because most of us are confused about what's going on 97% of the time.

6. When you see some of the new clothing trends around campus

Sometimes I wonder where the new trends come from.

7. When the frattest of the frat guys show up

You know the ones.

8. When your professors start telling stories about their childhood

Because I don't know about everyone else, but my professors like to make jokes about how old they are.

9. When someone wants to make plans, but you have TV shows to watch

Sorry, I have to know what's happening.

10. When you see an attractive person

And you end up making a fool of yourself.

11. When a professor gives you a VERY detailed test AND expects you to completely finish it in less than an hour class period

And doesn't understand why the students are worried about their grade...

12. When your friends talk you into going somewhere you really don't want to go

Saying "no" to friends is just a hard thing to do.

13. When you have no idea what is going on, but you're just trying to enjoy life

Weird things happen, but sometimes you just gotta go with it.

14. When you forget something on a test, but as soon as you leave, you know exactly what the answer is

I know the answer so it still counts right?

So, basically, "Grown Ups" narrates college.

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.


To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.


A third-year nursing student who knows

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12 Ross Geller Memes That Describe College Finals

Finals are hard enough as it is.


These memes of Ross from Friends describe finals week perfectly.

1. Scheduling Finals

2. When Finals Week Begins

3. When Everyone Is Telling You To Study

4. When The Stress Sets In

5. The Night Before The Exam

6. When You Turn The Exam In

7. Taking Naps Between Studying

8. On The Exam Day

9. When Grades Are Posted

10. When You Didn't Do As Bad As You Thought

11. When All Your Exams Are Over

12. When It's Finally Summer Break

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